View Full Version : Do you have a good poker face?
03-13-2010, 07:26 PM
Personally, my poker face is certainly unusual, in that it always changes. I don't know if it's that common for an INTJ, but when I play poker, regardless of what I have, I smile, laugh, lean on the table in a tired sort of way, and make a lot of weird movements and facial expressions. I think it sort of confuses the other people. My family certainly can't guess what I have. Would it work on proffesionals? I dunno. What's your poker face like?
03-13-2010, 07:33 PM
Probably alot easier for an INTJ than an ESFP to pull off a good poker face.
03-13-2010, 07:35 PM
No one can guess what I am thinking in a poker game. I am usually a step or two ahead of everyone. I don't bother trying to keep a strait face. I make strategic expressions based on what I think they think I have. The smart ones will give up looking at my face and examine my actions, which are easier to analyze.
03-13-2010, 07:52 PM
I am too random in my tells to have a consistant unchanging poker face. I am also inconsistant on what I bet on. Drives the neighbors insane at times. I won a good size pot on a pair of 2s once.
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03-13-2010, 09:59 PM
I've never played poker, but I'm sure I would. I've tested it out before; I can not only stay perfectly unreadable, but I can lie blatantly and say things I'd never, ever say as if they were true. I tried saying, "I just love everything that everything else does, and being different is horrible! I can't imagine how anyone couldn't want to be just like everyone else!' and my mom cracked up, because it looked perfect. >D
My poker face tends to be a very slight smile and focused, intense eyes. In friendly house games, I tend to make a enormous smile when I have someone figured out.
Engaging new, good players is always exciting. Like a puzzle
03-14-2010, 01:11 AM
Its hard to say unless you have watched videos of yourself (or someone has told you), but I do think I can keep my face expressionless for a long time and it does come naturally.
03-14-2010, 06:51 AM
I don't play poker, but I'm pretty good at keeping a neutral expression for hours, when I want to (= usually).
03-14-2010, 06:59 AM
Don't play games and wouldn't really want to unless it is backgammon...
Apparently it is my normal face, my manager can not work me out and it drives her nuts :) I did a Dogbert during my last impromptu meeting with her and discovered all the things that irritate her - I now have a list to refer to and cherish :)
03-14-2010, 07:25 AM
Mostly I prefer to challenge my self with a game of chess. When I am offered to play , poker with my buddies they cant tell either I am bluffing or weather I have a good card combination . And they start to brag " quit it , enough suspense " and so on , It is quite fun , when enjoy teasing your friends . :)
I don't play poker, but my friends say that I have an unexpressive face.
03-14-2010, 08:18 AM
Like lady gagas unexpressive face , man that's just creepy :(
03-14-2010, 11:46 AM
can't read my, can't read my, no he can't read my poker face
03-14-2010, 03:49 PM
i don't really play poker, but i probably have an awful poker face.
most the time i'm pretty unexpressive, but when something amuses or catches my attention i have a pretty easy tell with a smile
03-14-2010, 06:31 PM
There are times I get such a good hand that I can't contain my excitement, so I work that into my game; I give the other people on the table a sly, mysterious smile and say something vague like, "it's your move."
03-14-2010, 07:46 PM
I'm as clear as crystal. As transparent as a Caribbean lagoon.
What's a poker face anyway?
03-14-2010, 10:50 PM
Yes. I played poker as my full time job 3 years ago. The important thing is to remain consistent, do the same things when you have a good hand and when you are bluffing.
12-06-2010, 02:26 PM
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<<<<If you're playing cards, or have a tiny white lie to tell in person, keeping a completely straight face isn't necessarily the best tactic. A recent study suggests a slight smile, or anything "emotionally positive," is what really throws people off.
In a study of poker mechanics and how they relate to emotional "tells," psychologists around the world found that when players tried to rely on face reading (most often for medium-value gambles, poker fans), their reaction times and correct guesses went down the most when the opposing player had some kind of positive face on. Maybe it speaks to the difficulty of keeping a truly neutral face, as opposed to running with a straight-up smile, but it's worth thinking about the next time you're in need of a little wiggle-room.<<<<<<<
12-06-2010, 03:26 PM
The term "poker face" is way overplayed, at least in terms of a single given hand. Almost nobody makes a decision based on a muscle spasming in somebody's neck or whatever. It's not difficult to sit still and give off no vibe during a hand. Physical tells are very rare, even Phil Ivey missed a physical tell vs. Tom Dwan in this hand (To view links or images in this forum your post count must be 2 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.), one of the sickest I've seen. These are perhaps the top 2 no limit holdem cash game players alive.
"Tells" are gathered from a much, much larger pool of past data and game situations.
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